Juan Carlos Nieves Sánchez

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  I am a senior researcher at the Department of Computing Science of Umeå University (Sweden) and a member of the User Interaction and Knowledge Modelling Research Group. From January 2009 to Febraury 2012, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Software Department (LSI) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain). From September 2004 to Febraury 2012, I was a member of the Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning Group. From August 2002 to September 2004, I was working as system programmer in the Division of Economic Research of the Central Bank of Mexico (BANXICO).  

AAMAS 2017 - Tutorial : Argumentation-based Dialogue Systems for Autonomous Systems and Multiagent Systems




Research Interests:

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.

Declarative programming with emphasis on Answer Set Programming.

Argumentation Theory.

Knowledge-Based Systems.


Ph. D. in Artificial Intelligence - (The Mathematics Genealogy Project )

2004- 2008                Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC)             Barcelona, Spain

M.S. in Computer Science

1999-2001                  Universidad de las Américas - Puebla (UDLA)         Puebla,   México

B. S. in Computer Science  

1994-1999                  Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)   Puebla,   México



PhD supervising

  • Roberto Confalonieri , The Role of Preferences in Logic Programming: Nonmonotonic Reasoning, User Preferences, Decision under Uncertainty. In the Artificial Intelligence Ph.D. program of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, December 2011, (Co-adviser Javier Vázquez-Salceda )
  • Esteban Guerrero Rosero , Representing and Reasoning about Complex Human Activities - an Activity-Centric Argumentation-Based Approach. In the Computer Science Ph.D. program of Umeå University, Sweden, June 2016, (Co-adviser Helena Lindgren )

Research Projects with some participation

Project: The Kempe Foundations - Autonomous systems for industry and society of the future (2017-2018).
Project type: The Kempe Foundations, Research foundation. (NEW)

Project: Nordic Telemedicine Center - The aim of the project is to establish a multi professional competence center in telemedicine to gather knowledge and increase mutual learning among health-care staff, researchers and companies (2015-2018).
Project type: Botnia-Atlantica, European Regional Development Fund.

Project: ACKTUS - Activity-Centred Modelling of Knowledge and Interaction Tailored to Users.
Project type: Swedish Research Project.

Project: SMARTGRID- ENERGOS - Technologies for automated and intelligent management of power distribution networks of the future (2010-2012).
Project type: CENIT project.

Project: PARKINECTIS - Electromobility Living Lab - Accelerating knowledge acquisition about electric vehicle.
Project type: Industrial Research Project (ACC1Ó program of the government of Catalunya-Spain)

Project: Management of Urban Wastewater Systems.
Project type: Local Project supported by KEMLG (UPC) and LIQUIA (University of Girona).

Project: ALIVE - Coordination, Organisation and Model Driven Approaches for Dynamic, Flexible, Robust Software and Services Engineering (2008-2010).
Project type: European Project.

Project: ASPIC - Argumentation Service Platform with Integrated Components (2004-2007).
Project type: European Project.

Honors and Awards:

1. Excellence scholarship, by the BUAP, 1998

2. Member of Dean's List UDLA 2000.

3. Cum Laude by UDLA, 2001.

4. Second place in the national contest of graduate thesis by the ANIEI, A. C., 2001, México.

5. Ph. D. Scholarship, by CONACYT, 2004.

6. Cum Laude by UPC, 2008.

7. Member of the National System of Researchers of Mexico (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores de CONACyT Nivel 1, 2010-2016).

Other academic activities


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